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#1
Well here it is and I have to say I am surprised. This is hands down the best guitar I have evr played and its as far removed from my comfort zone of metal super strats as you can get.








Its also got Coil Taps.




Its a Gibson Custom Shop ES345 Reissue and its truly godly.




Body - Laminated Maple, Maple center block

Neck/Profile - Mahogany/1960 slim taper

Fingerboard/Inlay - Bound Rosewood/Split Parallelogram pearloid

Scale/Nut Width - 24 3/4" 1 11/16"

Binding - Single-ply top, back and fingerboard

Bridge/Tailpiece - ABR/Stop bar

Hardware - Gold

Pickups - '57 Classic humbucking pickups

Controls - Two volume, two tone, three-way switch, vari-tone switch



Introduced as an upgraded 335 in the late 1950s, this is a blinged up and tech'd up 335 and its better in every way.

Its an amazing guitar, I have never been a fan of guitars with holes in, but this has me converted. The way it plays and sounds is unparralled and I am sorry that I do not have the gear to put up some clips of this guitar, but trust me when I say its huge. The note definition is perfect and it just screams when you want it to and then cleans up beautifully.

The fit and finish is flawless, the fret work and inlay work is incredible. Next time somebody says Gibsons CS QC is crap, I am going to hit you. Hard. The neck is the 60s profile so its surprisingly quick for a guitar of this appearance. The inlays just look classy and are very very well finished. Its also the best bit of rosewood I have seen on a Gibson, yes this is real rosewood, not the shitty Opeche stuff they are using now.

Overall the clarity and definition are incredible, this really can do it all, I even played some metal and it worked for that. A lush deep woody tone. Its seriously amazing and I know how much he wants for this practially unplayed and new Gibson CS and I wished I had the cash.

This is the best guitar I have ever played, no joke its insane.


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#2
....That was until I got this one out and played this:










Its a PRS Hollowbody 1.

Its the one you may have been oggling from the link in my signiture.

Its amazing and flawless. Its practically weightless. I love how this does similar things to the Gibson and does it without the flamboyant extras or all the gold. It just sounds pure class and works for everything and anything.

This guitar has changed my opinions on what I need from a guitar. I have something special on the way and after playing this, I regret that purchase, which you will find out about in a few weeks.

The fit and finish on this is perfect, no factory blems, no slight finish marks, nothing. Just pure unadulterated perfectiion, from the Birds to the 10 Top Tri-Burst finish. This guitar just exeeds all my expectations and I trying to get my brother to buy it just to keep it in the house.

It has the Archtop pups which arent highly rated by PRS players, which only has me dying to try a set of HFS or 57/58s. They are amazing, so much clarity and articulation on clean settings all the way up to real high gain chugging. I can see why people like Greg1020 and Acoustic Mirror rate theirs so highly. This is truly the best guitar I have played since I started. Forget J Customs, forget ESP Custom Shops, forget even Suhr and Gibson. This is it, this is the guitar I should have paid just £1300 for. This is the best I have played.

Do I sound like a fan boy? Yes. Do I care?




No.

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#3
I love how this is the first thing I see when I come into work.

Congrats you wh0re.
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#7
Damn damn damn damn damn I really want a hollow PRS..

FUUUUUUUUUUU PRS FOR LEFTY DISCRIMINATION!!
#9
Quote by Kowaru
Damn damn damn damn damn I really want a hollow PRS..

FUUUUUUUUUUU PRS FOR LEFTY DISCRIMINATION!!

Hahah- oh wait they discriminate against poor people too
#11
Quote by Basti95
Hahah- oh wait they discriminate against poor people too






Thanks, Tom. I am now thoroughly depressed. Stupid PRS.
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#12
Guitar porn at it's finest..
That PRS is boner inspiring.
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#13
Is this some kind of tricky way of getting people to buy it?

I don't know whether I think the rosewood board on the Gibson is beautiful or butt-ugly
#14
The gibson made me shout out hot-damn! The PRS made me jittering like a little girl.
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#15
Quote by xFilth
Is this some kind of tricky way of getting people to buy it?

I don't know whether I think the rosewood board on the Gibson is beautiful or butt-ugly



Just an excuse to post some porn.

yes. buy one

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#16
tom gibson doesn't us obeche. they use baked maple.




Quote by Kowaru
Damn damn damn damn damn I really want a hollow PRS..

FUUUUUUUUUUU PRS FOR LEFTY DISCRIMINATION!!

FFFFFUUUUU right back bro-jangles. look what's hanging in a store near me.

it's flawless.

pony the **** up.




also, for the month of nov my favorite store is giving away a PTC (PRS Tech Center) coupon for a free pup swap and set up. basically if you buy a new PRS (even old stock) you get a coupon for a free pup upgrade to whatever PRS pups you want, and they install them - set up your guitar with a factory set up - and ship it back to you.

so you don't have to swap the pups in the new guitar you buy, they will put them in ANY PRS you own. all you pay is for your guitar to be shipped there, they do it all and ship it back free of charge.

i don't work at a store any longer so this isn't advertising, it's simply passing along info.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Nov 1, 2011,
#17
Dammit Tom now I really want to throw money down for a custom PRS . Envious that you got to play that.

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#18
Quote by Kowaru
Damn damn damn damn damn I really want a hollow PRS..

FUUUUUUUUUUU PRS FOR LEFTY DISCRIMINATION!!



THIS +100000000

I want a PRS so much.
I shall grant you three wishes.

None of which will work.


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Good.


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#20
Hey Tom,

Which PRS is that? Can you link to a N. American site?
#21
^ it's a HB1. solid mahogany back and sides (all one piece) and a 2 piece maple top.

the fretboard on that gibby is sweet imo.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#22
Yeah Gregs spot on with the specs.

The board on the gibby is sweet, it didn't photograph very well.

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#23
I think saying 'shitty Opeche' is a bit hard. I've never seen or heard of anyone using opeche in guitars before so I doubt many people really know how it sounds/plays. It could turn out to be vastly superior to rosewood. It's not like all rosewood is great either, Gibson use three different kinds and change at random.

But those are still a tasty pair of axes. Not keen on the wraparound bridge of the PRS but otherwise very nice. I do love me a Varitone switch. It's totally true, at least in my experience, that PRS and the Gibson custom shop between them make the highest quality guitars around.
#24
nice

shame they're not yours
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#25
How about some specifics on what you like more about the PRS? You only really said it's lighter and doesn't have gold hardware.

I know it's probably all preference, but I'd like to know why you say the PRS is better than a J-custom and Gibson Custom shop.
#26
prs hollowbody's are Gods gift to animals... including but not limited to humans.
#27
Quote by W4RP1G
How about some specifics on what you like more about the PRS? You only really said it's lighter and doesn't have gold hardware.

I know it's probably all preference, but I'd like to know why you say the PRS is better than a J-custom and Gibson Custom shop.


no one else makes a guitar that's like the prs hb.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#28
Quote by AcousticMirror
no one else makes a guitar that's like the prs hb.

what about ole what's his face? skaggs?
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#29
Quote by gregs1020
what about ole what's his face? skaggs?


well it's the same guitar so does not count.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#30
Quote by W4RP1G
How about some specifics on what you like more about the PRS? You only really said it's lighter and doesn't have gold hardware.

I know it's probably all preference, but I'd like to know why you say the PRS is better than a J-custom and Gibson Custom shop.


When i have time to write up a proper reply i will buddy. Suffice to say, a lot of things.

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#31
Dude, this thread makes me sad. Get that PRS!

Also, with all due respect, the Gibson QC complaints are never about their CS guitars, usually their Studio models. Obviously Gibson CS is a whole 'nother ball game.
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#32
I'm not a big fan of the 335 type guitars...however, I've owned two CS guitars that were great.

That being said, it's really an apples to oranges comparison at a certain point.

I actually didn't really like the other PRS's i've had that much. They were nice as hell but not my thing.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
#35
Quote by DCshoes
That is some piss poor bookmatching on the prs. Sad really.


wut.

you understand that a bookmatch isn't actually supposed to be like the same on both sides right.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
Last edited by AcousticMirror at Nov 1, 2011,
#36
No. I did not.
Still looks bad imo. My 2 flame top guitars match up fairly well in the middle and it looks way nicer that way.
#37
Quote by DCshoes
No. I did not.
Still looks bad imo. My 2 flame top guitars match up fairly well in the middle and it looks way nicer that way.

they look different at different angles. at one angle, they will look perfectly matched and at another it won't.

real flame tops are like that. they don't always look perfectly matched even though they may be.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#38
Quote by DCshoes
No. I did not.
Still looks bad imo. My 2 flame top guitars match up fairly well in the middle and it looks way nicer that way.

What guitars do you own?
#39
Guys,I know how you feel. Miss good old Ibanez RGT 3120.



Best guitar I have ever played.
#40
Quote by DCshoes
No. I did not.
Still looks bad imo. My 2 flame top guitars match up fairly well in the middle and it looks way nicer that way.


the point of the book match is that the two opposite sides are the exact same.

it's one piece of wood cut and then 1 piece is reversed.

the only way to have perfectly symmetrical book matching is when a veneer is used.

That's because the veneer is matched from slices of the same piece of wood cut very thin instead of 1 piece cut down the center.
Prs se Holcomb is the answer
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